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not backing down from controversial comments about muslims, and the presidential hopeful also picking up a key endorsement here in new england, but still facing plenty of criticism. >> sarah: plus the pats look to snap a losing streak in texas sunday night, and they're hoping to have a key player back on the field come game time. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: good friday morn, everybody. thanks for joining us. i'm sarah french. >> christa: and i'm christa delcamp. of course, lots of news as always to get to, but did you feel like you're in a literal and figurative fog this morning? >> sarah: i did. >> christa: i did. >> sarah: could hardly see out there, j.r. very spooky. >> jeremy: we'll have that fog through the morning hours. thankfully it's friday and not monday. reduced visibility all over the case. the gray shading indicating where we have the dense fog. you notice fitchburg and worcester, we're not leaving you out on purpose. it's just that for you folks the fog is not as much of an issue. worcester three-mile visibility. bedford, nashua, boston down under a half mile.
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commute with clouds on the way for the day. a mild day, though. 30s, 40s and 50s at this time. boston 45. plymouth at 52. so the fog, we can get that out of here by about 9:00, 10:00 a.m., but this afternoon, a lot of clouds. some sun. a mild afternoon, despite all the clouds this afternoon. mid-50s this afternoon. >> sarah: time now for fast track traffic. let's send it over to danielle gersh. >> danielle: thank you, sarah. let's go outside and see some of that fog. maybe add some extra time to your commute. zakim bridge, leverett connector looking pretty good. no major issues to tell you about on the maps. route 1 into boston wide open. so is route 9 3. we're looking good there. the pike is fine all the way back out to 495. we have a little slowing 128 northbound through newton. report. the expressway from the braintree split into boston just under ten minutes. take a look at those drive times if your getting ready to head out the door this morning. tunnel. wide open on the pike 128 to 93,
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93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 11 minutes. and the "t" looks good so far this morning. back to you, guys. >> sarah: thanks, danielle. this morning the investigation into the runaway red line train focusing on the conductor and whether he did something wrong moments before a train left the station with no one at the controls. this morning that conductor, a 28-year veteran, is on paid administrative leave. >> christa: hopefully people can get back on track this morning. we're also learning more about this conductor as we hear from one of his friends. let's head out thrive 7's nicole nicole? >> nicole: christa, friends say this conductor was very conscientious, however, the state department of transportation is saying they believe this whole incident was due to operator error. a red line train takes off from braintree early thursday morn, filled with passengers but missing its conductor. >> the train picked up speed, it went from 5mph to like 30 and it kept going and going and
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>> nicole: "t" workers cut power to the train within minutes to make it stop, but not before it had gone six miles and through several stations. in braintree they were calling for help for that missing driver, 52-year-old david vasquez of canton. >> the employee was struck by a train. i think it was a skim, but he does have a laceration. >> nicole: an investigation immediately began. dot says it wasn't a problem with the train. >> operator error is the current focus of the investigation. >> nicole: officials wouldn't did wrong. when the red line train was set to leave braintree, there was a signal issue that prevented the strain from starting up. apparently the operator got permission to leave the train to flip a switch to bypass the signal. >> the requirement is that the train be put in full service brake as well as a hand brake, which is a manual brake is also deployed on that particular vehicle before the operator exits the cab to then put the vehicle into bypass. >> nicole: here's what a red line train area looks like on
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which is essentially a lever. there are reports of a passenger seeing a cord wrapped around the will every, but the dot would only say they're looking into that claim. friends of vasquez say they couldn't believe it, calling the veteran "t" employee conscientious. >> he's a friend, an acquaintance, he's a friend. yeah, i can't picture this guy doing something wrong. i mean, the equipment is old. they always try to blame the operator for everything. >> nicole: passengers will be getting back on the "t" again this morning. it was running without problems yesterday. it should be fine today. of course, some of the people we spoke with say they're going to make sure there's someone on board. now, coming up at 5:30, you'll hear from the passengers on that runaway train. live in braintree, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: breaking news from overnight. four people were killed when a medical helicopter crashed in california. police say the helicopters was flying to a hospital that was
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board a pilot, nurse, paramedic and a patient. bad weather made it difficult for crews to search for the victims. the n.t.s.b. is now investigating what caused the crash. >> sarah: right now the search is on for a shooter after two people were shot and killed in revere last night at an apartment. 7's victoria warren is on the scene with more on what happened. vicki? >> victoria: good morning. there is still a very heavy police presence outside of this revere apartment. you can see all of the officers. a little while ago they were inside first-floor apartment taking crime scene photos. we have two people dead and one other person who was shot in the face. this all happened last night in revere on waite street. the district attorney says a man and a woman were shot and killed and another man was shot in the face. yelling. for help. then they say the building's fire alarms went off, so as they were leaving the building, they say they saw man on the floor bleeding, so one of the neighbors ran back inside to
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that's when police arrived on the scene. so taking a live look back out here, police are continuing their investigation. neighbors tell us that a man in his 60s lives in this first-floor apartment, and they believe the man and the woman were visiting this man who lives here. so as police continue their investigation, they are still this morning searching for a suspect. they haven't released any information yet as to what may have led to this double fatal shooting. live this morning in revere, new england." >> christa: also this morning, closing arguments in the philip chism murder trial have now been delayed until monday. both sides were set to wrap up their cases today, but chism's lead attorney went homesick on thursday. chism is accused of killing his math teacher, colleen ritzer, in a bathroom at danvers high school back in 2013. >> sarah: to the latest on the terror attack in california. divers searched a lake near san evidence.
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have spent time at the lake. it's unclear if they hoped to find weapons or electronics. the two might have ditched before or after that attack. syed farook and his wife tashfeen malik shot and killed 14 people at a holiday party last week. 22 others were injured. the couple was later killed in a shoot-out with police. >> christa: now to the race for the white house winding its way through the granite state last night. that's where republican presidential hopeful donald trump appeared. this was first time he appeared in new hampshire since his controversial comments about keeping muslims out of the u.s. and new this morning, we're also hearing some strong words from another presidential candidate. let's go to 7's nick emmons. he has more for us from the control room. nick? >> nick: christa, last night was supposed to be a private event where donald trump picked up an endorsement. instead it turned into a very public protest. [chanting] >> the things i've heard donald trump say on his campaign, the
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disgusting i can't sit home and do nothing. >> nick: among the anti-trump crowd in portsmouth, this new hampshire muslim, who can't believe a leading presidential candidate wants to ban an entire religious group from coming to the u.s. >> what if donald trump becomes president? we have concentration camps for muslims. for me to be honest, i wouldn't feel safe if he is president. hillary clinton says enough is enough. >> i no longer think he's funny. >> nick: on "late night" with seth myers, the democratic front-runner says this is dangerous. >> this plans into the hands of the terrorists. i don't say that lightly. it does. he's giving them a great plop propaganda tool. >> nick: one group that would police union.
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>> the union endorsed the billionaire businessman, despite his views on muslim. >> this isn't a religious thing. we all bleed blue. >> nick: this was a quick visit for donald trump. he was only at that event for 20 minutes. trump didn't take any questions for the media, which is unusual for him. in the control room, nick emmons, news today in new england. >> christa: now to the gridiron where the pats are getting ready for the texans coming up this weekend. i think the question on a lot of people's minds, will gronk be back out on the field? >> sarah: the pats aren't the only ones with injury concerns. let's send it to jennifer egan with more on the matchup, hey, jen. >> jennifer: sarah, good morning from a very foggy gillette stadium. the patriots will be back on the practice field later today. they're getting good news toingry front. they will be facing a familiar face this weekend.
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a sight for sore eyes for patriots' fans, rob gronkowski with a big brace on his right knee back at practice. it's first time he's been seen on the field suffering a bad bruise and sprain two weeks ago in denver. whether gronk will play sunday night is still unknown, but we do know that texans' defensive lineman j.j. watt is ready to go despite a broken hand. >> do opposing players know you have an injury? do they go after that at all? >> let 'em try it. opposing players come after me every week. >> jennifer: the pats also have to deal with vince wilfork. tom brady posting this on facebook, "throw back to an old teammate and friend. individuals." >> those guys of friends are mine, but i don't look at it other game. who knows. i might feel different on sunday. i never been in this situation.
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players who are injured were back on the practice field with the exception of julian edelman, who is still out with a broken foot. jennifer egan, 7news 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: we get started on sunday at 6:30 with our special sidelines edition of "football night in america." afterafter the game, stay up for live coverage on 7news "today in new england." >> christa: and we'll be very tired and certainly hopefully enthusiastic after a win. >> sarah: that's what we're crossing our fingers for. >> christa: much more to come on this broadcast for a friday morning. we'll head to the classroom with class act with the story of one student doing quite simple, serving up lemonade for a big cause. >> sarah: and the garden is the place to be tonight as the undefeated golden state warriors roll into town. >> christa: and wild weather making its way across the u.s. where tornadoes have already touched down, j.r. >> matt:. >> jeremy: a bit unusual to talk december tornadoes.
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we have some dense fog through the morning commute. not patchy. it's all over the place. mild, though. afternoon. danielle? everyone. happy friday. in saugus. you can barely see it. you'll probably want to allow extra time if you're getting ready to head out the door this morning. the expressway, the split into boston just ten minutes, but it's very tough to see out there, and it's a little slow on 128 northbound as you head into newton.
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ism now to some wild weather. a tornado may have hit in the southwestern corner of washington state. take a look at. this strong winds damaged homes and commercial buildings in the small city of battleground. this was on thursday. thankfully no injuries have been reported. the national weather service is now working to confirm whether that was a tornado that caused all of that damage. >> christa: j.r. was just
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rare this time of year, but clearly it happens there and left behind quite a bit of damage. >> jeremy: nasty stuff out there. eventually that weather system finds its way up into new england monday, not with tornadoes, but with some rain on the way for early next week. today we focus on fog this morn, dense fog. that just becomes a lot of clouds this afternoon. some sun out there this afternoon. weekend, mild tomorrow. temps tomorrow upper 50s to around 60. this here is a change from my thinking earlier in the week. it does not look much cooler on sunday, an i'll explain why in just a second. here's the fog. in fact, reporter jen egan is down at gillette stadium this morning. she took this picture. great picture, jen. giving you some tv love on that picture, so much love there. reduced visibility all over southern new england. dense fog advisory in effect. technically it's not in effect in the worcester hills, because the hill town, you're above the fog looking down on it. so there's reduced visibility, but not to the point where it's considered dense fog, although
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around zero visibility. notice all these zeros and ones. the city of boston, significantly reduced visibility. that's what you're up against this morning. that's your concern for the morning commute. allow a little extra travel time out there. thankfully the fog is not ice fog or freezing fog. sometimes in december you can have temps around 30 degrees and have that fog. then it's a real mess. it's mild out there this morning. the city 459. plymouth at 52. worcester at 40 degrees. through the day we'll get rid of the fog, but getting rid of the clouds will be a slower process. i think it will happen. things will brighten up by lunchtime and this afternoon. and because we are starting so mild, we don't need a full day of sunshine to get into the 50s. temps between 52 and 57. there's a bit of a range here, because if we have more clouds and fog than i think, the numbers may be pinned back into the low 50s, but if we see enough sun, then i'll advertise middle and upper 50s, similar to yesterday. boston at 56. plymouth at 56. this afternoon merrimack valley, new hampshire seacoast, low 50s.
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and fog for much of the morning. a little more sun this afternoon, low 50s. out on the cape and the islands, chatham around 54. tonight partly cloudy. patchy cloud, mild. lows 42 to 47. and for your weekend, again, clouds tomorrow morning. then sun in the afternoon. upper 50s. here's the change on sunday. we talked about this yesterday. there would be a front draped right across southern new england. yesterday i thought it might be up across southern new hampshire, so most of metroboston would be in the 50s. but now i actually think that front will be down near the south pike and even south of there. so tomorrow will be the milder of the two days. sunday features a lot of clouds and cool conditions. again, these numbers are at 49. that's still above normal. the warm stuff is still on tap. norwood, plymouth and new bedford, temperatures in those locations upper 50s to around 60. there's your warm rain on monday. mid-50s on mondays. >> sarah: all right. it's friday. week's class act. >> christa: this week i'm
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making a difference one cup of lemonade at a time. doesn't that sound good? >> sarah: yes, it does. >> christa: hi, class. how are you guys doing? we're here today because there's a young man who we wanted to recognize who has done a lot to hospital in boston. [applause] tyler is only in sixth grade, but he's raised $8,000, an incredible amount for children's hospital. and this is how he did it, by building a lemonade stand and selling lemonade for three years in a row in marlboro. >> i sell it for 50 cents, but most people don't buy it for 50 cents. some people buy it for like $20 a cup. some people don't want lemonade. they just want to give me money. >> christa: and he didn't do it alone. >> my whole family helps with setting up and selling the lemonade. >> i oversaw to make sure
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kids were the architects and assemblers. >> it's amazing we did this and how much money people donated. >> christa: when tyler was in fourth grade, he wanted to volunteer to help children at the hospital but didn't qualify. >> she said i was too young. >> christa: so that lemonade stand fit the bill. his teachers at the path and science academy see that helping spirit every day. >> he's a great kid. other people are on his mind. i'm ready to be a helper. he's ready to jump up. >> christa: and tyler says he plans to keep helping. >> i don't know how long i want to do this for, but hopefully i just raise some more money. >> christa: how cute is he? i love it when we highlight the little ones, don't you? and his parents are wonderful. i met them, as well. his lemonade stand is closed for the season obviously, but he says he'll be back out there in marlboro in july selling lemonade for kids at children's. don't forget, if you know a student between 6 and 12th grade doing something outstanding in school, sports or their community, you can nominate them online at whdh.com. >> sarah: i love these
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example for his other peers, as well. >> christa: and so young,, too absolutely adorable. >> sarah: up next on 7news, gronk was offered dozens of colleges to play in college, but here why some fun in the sun drew him to arizona. >> christa: and he's leading the way for the undefeated warriors. why steph curry thinks the celtics could threaten their perfect season coming up. >> everybody loves a good holiday party, but something you may not love, the awkward situations that can come with it. tonight we'll tell you some holiday party mood killers and how to fix them. we hope you join us tonight for
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>> jeremy: good morning. dense fog for your morning commute. it is relatively mild. it's a mild day. we'll get rid of the fog by 9:00, 10:00 a.m. a lot of clouds through the day. some sun. temps this afternoon 52 to 57. traveling across the nation, there's no arctic air anywhere to be found.
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midwest running in the 40s and 50s. minneapolis, that's balmy for them, 40 degrees. florida in the lower 80s. out on the west coast, el nio starting to do its thing, battering the coast with much-needed rain at that. seattle 48, san francisco at 56. >> christa: the celtics face a tall test as they host the undefeated golden state warriors. tonight's test begins at 7:30. it's not known if shooting guard clay thompson will play. he suffered an injury in tuesday's win over indiana. whether or not he play, steph curry says the c's are a threat. >> they move the ball well. they shoot a lot of threes. they play tough. they play, you know, with a lot ofen joy. team. watching last night, they're never out of a game. they have a pretty strong punch, so you have to be ready for 48 the road. >> christa: the celtics have lost five of their past six
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>> sarah: we now know exactly why pats' tight end rob gronkowski chose arizona as his college. according to his dad, gronk chose the school for their pool parties. go figure. in an interview with "vanity fair," gordy gronkowski says rob had 65 scholarship offers and decided to play for the wildcats. when he asked his son why arizona, the tight end said, "dad, if you ever went to a pool party at arizona, you'd understand." >> christa: nothing shocking whatsoever. >> sarah: not at all. >> christa: up next at 5:30, he worked there in one of his biggest movies, actually his breakout one. now hear why matt damon may be headed back to mit. >> reporter: and we're live in braintree as passengers get ready to board the red line. you'll hear from those on board the runaway train yesterday. >> sarah: and the c.e.o. of
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>> sarah: a runaway train in braintree. how passengers on board reacted when they found out no one was at the control. >> christa: saying sorry. the c.e.o. of chipotle speaking out after the number of sickened higher. >> sarah: and fantasy sports sites standing by the bay state while asking other states to get on board with massachusetts plans. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> christa: good morning. we're all on board with it being friday. it's 5:30 a.m. >> sarah: t.g.i.f. >> christa: it looks like the weather is kind of foggy. look out there. >> sarah: it's the perfect halloween night, even though we're all gearing up for the holidays. >> jeremy: in the weather it's more like october than december, so it fits the theme here. a dense fog advisory in effect. the areas shaded in gray. we did not leave you out on purpose worcester, fitchburg,
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doesn't think the fog will be as bad in the worcester hills as opposed to metro boston. but worcester itself at the airport, reduced visibility. so everybody has dense fog out there this morning. you'll have that up until about 9:00. 10:00 this morning. that will carry us through the morning commute. allow extra time. thankfully no freezing fog. temperatures mild, 30s, 40s. plymouth at 52. fog is out of here mid-morning. some sun this afternoon. another mild day, like yesterday. temps today mid and upper 50s. >> christa: okay. we turn it overhe danielle gersh for fast track traffic. i'm guessing, danielle, people would want to leave a little extra time today. >> danielle: i would say some this is route 1 through saugus. it's hard to see much. definitely leave some extra time for your commute. we don't have any major delays yet. let's go to the maps. the pike is fine all the way back out to 495. 128 northbound, you're a little bit slow through newton. south of town no delays there. 24 northbound, 95 northbound looking good.
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minutes. let's take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. 12 minutes. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 11 minutes. so far there are no delays on the "t." back to you, guys. >> christa: thank you, danielle. let's get a check of your top stories this friday. police in revere searching for shooting. this happened late last night in an apartment on waite street. two people were killed. another person was shot in the face. so far police have not released the names of the victims. also happening today, closing arguments in the philip chism murder trial has been delayed. they're now saying that will happen on monday. both sides were set to wrap up their cases today and chism's lead attorney went homesick on thursday. chism is accused of killing his math teacher colleen ritzer in a bathroom at danvers high school back in 2013. also divers searching a lake near the scene of last week's terror attack in california. and they're looking for potential evidence in the case.
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may have spent time at this lake before or maybe even after the attack. it's unclear at this point what they hope to find, weapons, maybe even electronics the couple might have ditched. >> sarah: now to the latest on the runaway red line train. this morning investigators are focusing on possible operator error, and the driver of a train that took off without anyone at the controls is on paid leave. we're also hearing from passengers on board for those frightening moments. 7's nicole oliverio in braintree where that trip began. >> nicole: well, sarah, we talked to passengers. they say they got on that train yesterday just after 6:00 a.m. they say they boarded the train, doors closed, everything seemed fine. they took off and they said about half-way through getting to quincy, they realized there was something wrong. passengers board a red line train. what they didn't know, no one was behind the controls.
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stopped several stops later, the lights dimmed and passengers didn't know what was going on. >> people were trying to break the windows so we could get out. >> fernanda daly was in the second care waiting to get out. >> i closed my eyes. next thing you know, we were moving. >> everything was dark. everything was stopped. and we were trying to open the doors and we couldn't. >> nicole: once passengers realized there was no conductor, some tried calling the mbta. >> i couldn't get in contact with them. i called my girlfriend, and she was telling me, oh, maybe someone hijacked the train. i was like, yeah, whatever. >> nicole: finally, another operator bored the stopped train in quincy and safely took passengers to the j.f.k. stop. >> i was like, wow, we were lucky to get out of there the way it was. it could have been a lot worse. >> nicole: the mbta calling this human error. they say the investigation into exactly what happened continues. live in braintree, nicole
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>> christa: and staying with the mbta, the agency may be hitting the brakes on the proposed green line extension project that would bring service to medford and somerville. the agency ended contracts with four firms that were working on the plan, but officials say it doesn't mean the project is actually canceled. recent projections have put the plan $1 billion over budget. >> sarah: we're following more news today. the c.e.o. of chipotle is promising changes after a recent norovirus outbreak after a chain's restaurant in brighton has now sickened 141 boston college students. best's spokesperson says 12 students who didn't eat at chipotle are also now sick. health officials say an employee who came to work sick caused this outbreak. the c.e.o. is now apologizing. >> i'm sorry for the people who got sick. they're having a tough time, and i feel terrible about that, and we're doing a lot to rectify this and to make sure to this doesn't happen again. >> sarah: the c.e.o. says the
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handling procedures, and the restaurant in cleveland circle will be thoroughly cleaned before reopening. >> christa: also on 7, fantasy sports companies backing the in the industry. they took part in a forum that was hosted by the massachusetts gaming commission and attorney general maura healy has proposed some new regulations on age and advertising and disclosure requirements. draft kings and fan duel representatives said healy's proposal was reasonable and should be considered by other states. and a local actor might be headed back to class. coming up this spring, cambridge native matt damon may be back at commencement address. as you know, he played a janitor there in his breakout film "good will hunting." the president of mit says they chose the big-name actor for his hollywood acclaim and his humanitarian work. >> sarah: still ahead on 7news, they're one of the saying?
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>> christa: it makes sense. >> sarah: find out why hover boards are being banned on some flights. >> christa: and why the debate on syrian refugees rages on. one country welcoming them with open arms. >> sarah: plus connecticut taking on gun control. who the governor plans on banning from buying weapons. >> jeremy: dense fog for the morning commute. temperatures now in the 40s. we get rid of the fog by mid-morning. still some lingering clouds this afternoon. another mild day in december. temps in the mid-50s. >> danielle: good morning, everyone. happy friday. is. that's the pike. no major delays yet. the expressway from the braintree split into boston just ten minutes. some delays on 128 northbound through newton, but everything else looking good and the "t's" on time. we'll be right wow, that is good delicious introducing milkwise original with 46% fewer calories, 33% less sugar, and 50% more
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praised as one of america's best mayors who governed as a pragmatist. bernie sanders passed more amendments in a republican congress than any other member. cracked the gridlock with john mccain to strengthen veterans' healthcare. bernie sanders. a consistent, principled,
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building a future to believe in. sanders: i'm bernie sanders and i approve this message. >> jeremy: all right. two weeks out from christmas. historically speaking, boston about 25 to 40% chance of a white christmas. then you move into metro west, it's about a coin toss. it's almost a slam dunk in the berkshires. how about this year?
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jetstream at least for the next seven days will continue to have that el nio signature in the atmosphere, meaning mild weather all over the eastern seaboard. so i don't have any snow in the forecast between now and next friday. but that leaves us with a week of wiggle room. perhaps that will change as we roll toward christmas. stay tuned. >> christa: let's look at the stories trending online. first lady michelle obama trying her hand at rap. >> sarah: she's featured in a new video to encourage kids to go to college. take a look. south side chicago. we have to do overtime every night to make it to tomorrow everyone can make their dream true kids in michigan listen in that could be you >> sarah: the video was posted on collegehumor.com on thursday. it also stars "saturday night live's" jay pharaoh. pretty good. >> christa: it gets people's attention for sure. when have you ever seen a friday
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major airlines adding hover boards to their no-fly list. delta, united, american all saying they won't allow the popular scooters because of safety concerns. as we've been reporting, there have been a few cases of these hover boards allegedly exploding on the ground. one home was burned. they're saying the problem is those lit yum batteries. that's what happened. that one was on a charger there. >> sarah: we have a lot to get to this morning. everything you need to know and go is coming up next, including a close call overseas when a roof comes crashing down. >> reporter: and we're live in braintree where we have the latest on the vision enter a runaway train. >> christa: all right, nicole. another european city on high alert. where security is being ramped up in switzerland when we come back. catch holiday-cookie cheer on the tip of your tongue with dunkin' donuts' holiday- cookie-flavored coffees. after 12:00 p.m., enjoy any medium latte
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dunkin's new sweet black pepper bacon sandwich, with double the slices of caramelized crispy pepper bacon. it's the bacon experience you've been waiting for. bacon up. america runs on dunkin'. >> sarah: welcome back, everybody. time now 5:45. time now for everything you need to start your day off right. >> christa: when you start your day off right, you have to start with jeremy reiner and a good forecast. we need both. >> jeremy: no pressure there. clouds and fog this morning. it's a mild day. mind again tomorrow. temperatures today and tomorrow in the 50s. sunday, this is a change since yesterday, i think sunday is looking much cooler for metro boston, although south shore, southeast mass still warm on sunday. this map here showing that we have dense fog.
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all over the place, all of these zeros and ones indicating fog, so route 3 up into the city, route 24, mass pike coming in from new hampshire, 95 out of maine and new hampshire will feature some fog. so allow for extra time. thankfully no freezing fog. it's mild out there. 30s and 40s, even 50s on the south shore and the south coast. what's going on? where is winter? nowhere to be found. storm system over here in the great lakes states stays to our west, and for us that's a warm portion of a weather system to be on, if you are hoping for snow, you would want thread l off of nantucket. not in the cards any time soon. so we'll enjoy the mild weather. eventually winter will show up. 52 to 57 with manly cloudy skies. and i think we have some sunshine on the way for mid-day and this afternoon. lakeville this afternoon 57. merrimack valley, the numbers in the lower 50s. like yesterday, again, the wardrobe, you don't need the december coats. it's more like late october, early november with these temperatures.
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tonight partly cloudy. patchy fog. mild, 42 to 47. your weekend is mild tomorrow with clouds in the morning, sun in the afternoon, upper 50s. sunday, here's the change with a lot of clouds, and the reason it's been changed a little bit is this front. we addressed this yesterday where the front i thought might be up through main and new hampshire. now i think it will be along and south of the mass pike. so for everyone tomorrow, we reach the 50s, but here's the difference. sunday, nashua 48. boston 49, and then you move south of the front, worcester 51, norwood 55, new bedford at 60 degrees. if you're hoping for a warm day on sunday, hop in the car and drive south. now for monday, a lot of clouds. periods of rain monday afternoon. temperatures on monday mild for everyone. mid-50s. have a great weekend. >> sarah: let's check those roads with danielle gersh. >> jeremy: you can't. >> danielle: you can't see much. allow for some extra time if
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let's go to the maps. no major delays yet. route 1 looking good from saugus into boston. 93 southbound looking good, as well. the pike is fine. wide open all the way out from 495. a little bit slow on 128 as you approach newton northbound. south of town, looking good on route 24, 95. the expressway from the braintree split into boston, under ten minutes. that's nice. take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door this morning. the expressway, the split to the tunnel, that's up to 26 minutes now. and into town on the pike from 128, 12 minutes. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 11 minutes. so far the "t" looks good. back to you, guys. >> christa: danielle, thank you. hopefully things are back on track for commuters today as investigators look into that runaway train on the red line yesterday. ism specifically they're looking into the actions of the operator in the moments before the train left braintree station with no one at the controls. 7's nicole oliverio live in braintree this morning where commuters are getting back on the red line. good morning, nicole.
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sarah. some passengers we spoke with say first thing they're going to do is make sure there is somebody there operating the train, something they have never done before, but you can believe the investigation began immediately after the mbta realized that one of the red car trains took off without an operator on word. now, the dot said it wasn't a problem with the train, rather operator error is the current focus of their investigation. now, the state transportation c.e.o. wouldn't say exactly what the operator did wrong, but when the red line train was set to leave brain tree, there was a signal issue that prevented the train from starting up. apparently the operator had permission to leave the train to flip a switch to bypass the signal. here's a will be at what a red line train operator area looks like. here's the dash and the master control, which essentially is a lever. now, there are reports of a passenger seeing a cord wrapped around the lever, but dot would only say they are looking into that claim. the red line train took off from braintree just after 6:00 yesterday morning.
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within minutes and cut power to the six-car train the make it stop, but not until it had already gone six miles and through several stations. it was around that time that the call came in for help that the operator who should have been on that train had actually been hit by the red line. that's the latest live in braintree, nicole oliverio, 7news today the new england. >> christa: we're following more news today. a korean war soldier who disappeared 65 years ago finally home this morning. the remains of sergeant robert dakin were met by his family and other service members at logan airport on thursday. dakin was killed in action. the military recently identified his remains using d.n.a. testing. his niece says this is a very emotional time for their family. >> i stood by my nana, just devastated her, and we would talk all the time. i mean, he talked with... she talked with everybody about
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you knew who bobby was, all of us kids, an she would be so proud today. she truly would. >> christa: sergeant dakin's family members are now planning his funeral. >> sarah: the governor of connecticut cracking down on guns in his state. governor dan milloy plans to sign first executive order in the country the ban the sales of guns to people on federal government watch lists. milloy says anyone who wants to guy -- buy a gun in connecticut must first apply for a permit and then a thorough background check will be conducted. >> if you cannot fly due to being on a government watch list, you should not be able to purchase a firearm while on that watch list, as well. this is basic common sense. the american people get it. >> sarah: the governor says his administration is working with the federal government to determine what lists will be included. >> christa: also this morning, police say they have an armed suspect in custody at the arkansas state university campus.
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lockdown as police say the man drove on the cam putting and walked into the student union with a gun. school officials say some students were evacuated when this happened. no shots were ever fired. geneva, switzerland, is on heightened alert today. city leaders raised the alert level thursday as officials said they were looking for suspects who may have links to terrorist. a security guard at the u.n. european headquarters said crews were searching for men believed to be in or near the city, and guards at the u.n. compound were armed with machine guns yesterday, but no specific threat against the compound was ever reported. >> sarah: new this morning, syrian refugees settling down in canada today. the canadian government released these pictures of the refugees preparing for their trip. they went through a medical screening in beirut, lebanon, on thursday before boarding their flight. the canadian prime minister welcomed the refugees to the country. >> tonight they step off the
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out of this terminal as permanent residents of canada. >> sarah: canada has pledged to resettle 25,000 syrian refugees by the end of february. another plane of refugees is expected to arrive in montreal on saturday. >> christa: now to a very close call that was caught on camera. watch here because you'll eventually see part of a roof collapsing on to a busy sidewalk. this is in london. people below were showered with debris, but it's amazing when you see what happened that no one was seriously hurt. building inspectors blame high winds for that collapse. >> sarah: a case of sick snakes in baltimore. while police were investigating a complaint of a bad smell. it was in an apartment building. authorities found 66 snakes, all of them sick, and officers says most of the cages the snakes were in were unsanitary. police took the snakes to a local animal shelter. the shelter says they will find permanent homes for all the
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>> christa: the podcast serial is back for season two. this time it will be the story of sergeant bowe bergdahl and why he abandoned his army post in afghanistan in 2014. his rescue after he was captured was really part of a complex and controversial exchange that involved five taliban prisoners. bergdahl says he chose the podcast so people could hear his side of the story. and in the first episode, he insists he wanted to track taliban insurgents and be a hero. >> i was trying the prove to the world, i am, like, i don't know, jason bourne. 20 minutes out i'm going, good grief, i'm in over my head. suddenly it really starts to sink in that i really did something bad. >> christa: critics argue bergdahl was a traitor who endangered his fellow soldiers. he's still awaiting a decision about his future. he could face life in prison. >> sarah: expect busier airports and packed planes if you're traveling through the holidays. one travel forecast predicts
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the u.s. will fly between december 18th and january 3rd. that's a slight increase from last year, and experts say it's because the economy is better and air fare is cheaper. airlines are expected to use larger planes and add more staff the meet the higher demand. >> christa: thousands of people in portugal helped to build the largest human christmas tree in the world. that's right. 3,600 people gathered in the shape of this tree on wednesday night. they all held different color lights, and now officials with guinness world records will have to authorize this record, but it sure took a lot of coordination to get that just right. can you imagine the people who live nearby. honey, i can't sleep. turn out the lights. >> sarah: i love it, though. it's beautiful, j.r. >> jeremy: honey, did you water the tree last night? i'm thirsty. right now visibility significantly reduced down under a mile for many cities and towns. dense fog. but no freezing fog. it's mild. boston 45 right now. orange at 36. plymouth at 52.
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some sun this afternoon. another mild day. kids will have outdoor recess. low 50s at lunchtime. mid-50s when school lets out. >> christa: all right. we have more news to go on this friday morning. next at 6:00, the pats gearing up for another sunday showdown, but will gronk be there? that's the question, to back up t.b. 12 and the crew. ism phil! oh no... (under his breath) hey man! hey peter. (unenthusiastic) oh... ha ha ha! joanne? is that you? it's me... you don't look a day over 70. am i right? r jingle jingle. if you're peter pan,
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ism disaster averted on a runaway train. >> some people were trying to break the windows. >> sarah: what we learned about the conductor, and what launched the train with no one
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investigators searching for a shoot they're left two people dead in revere. donald trump picks up a police endorsement in new hampshire. >> this isn't a religious thing. this is a law enforcement thing. we all bleed blue. >> sarah: the g.o.p. front-runner is met with angry protests. gronk back on the field, but is he ready to roll? >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> christa: good morning, everybody. it's two weeks until christmas, if you can believe that. i'm christa delcamp. >> sarah: and i'm sarah french. that means i need to stop procrastinating and finish my christmas wrapping. >> christa: hop it to, sarah. it certainly doesn't look a lot like christmas out there today, j.r. a lot of fog this morning. >> jeremy: that is going to slow you down. that's your problem on the morning commute. it will be the dense fog. it's not patchy. it's widespread dense fog. dense fog advisory in effect until 9:00 a.m. some mornings you have just a
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reduced visibility, but this map showing that everyone reporting visibility close to zero. boston near 0 visibility. bedford close to 0 visibility. thankfully, though, here in the month of december, we do not have any freezing fog. sometimes you find that in december, but it's mild out there. a morning more like the end of october, early november, so 30s and 40s now with the fog, and we'll move the fog out of here. getting rid of the clouds might take a little longer. so i think this afternoon, there will be some sun out there. definitely no rain from these clouds at any time today. temperatures 2:00 p.m. mid-50s. 7:00 p.m., you going the start your christmas shop, heading to a holiday party, looking good. - mild this evening, near 50. >> sarah: time now for fast track traffic. let's send it over the danielle gersh. >> danielle: thanks, sarah. definitely want to allow for some extra time on the roads this morning. this is the expressway, so tough to see. a lot of fog out there, as j.r. was talking about. let's go to the maps. we have system delays to tell you about.
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expressway northbound, that drive is half hour. 24 northbound, you're starting to slow on west center street, some delays on 128 southbound from route 24 to the braintree split, as well. the pike out to 495, no major delays there. but 93 southbound is really slowing down over 495 as you passes through lawrence and methuen, and then again from 128 into boston on 93 southbound. all this red, you're crawling. route 1 not too bad. but there is a lot of fog out there. let's take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. the expressway, the split to the tunnel, 26 minutes into town on the pike from 128, not bad. 12 minutes. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, half an hour, but so far the "t" looks good. back to you, guys. >> christa: with that happening today, "t" commuters hopefully heading back on board as transportation officials meet to investigate that runaway red line train that took off without a driver, blowing through board. right now investigators say they're kind of looking at cause here.
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more about the man who was supposed to be at the controls. 7's nicole oliverio live in braintree with more on this top nicole? operator has been with the company for nearly 30 years. passengers we spoke with say they were left on a darkened train for about 30 minutes. finally someone came, took them to the j.f.k. station, but they were never told what happened. a red line train takes off from braintree early thursday morn, filled with passengers but missing its conductor. >> the train picked up speed, it went from 5mph to like 30 and it kept going and going and going and going. >> nicole: "t" workers noticed the problem within minutes and cut power to the six-car strain the make it stop, but not until it had already gone six miles and through several stations. right around that time back in braintree, they were calling for help for that missing driver, 52-year-old david vasquez of canton. >> the employee was struck by a
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does have a laceration. >> nicole: an investigation immediately began. dot says it wasn't a problem with the train. >> operator error is the current focus of the investigation. >> nicole: officials wouldn't say exactly what the operator did wrong. when the red line train was set to leave braintree, there was a signal issue that prevented the train from starting up. apparently the operator got permission to leave the train to flip a switch to bypass the signal. >> the requirement is that the train be put in full service brake as well as a hand brake, which is a manual brake is also deployed on that particular vehicle before the operator exits the cab to then put the vehicle into bypass. >> nicole: here's what a red line train operator area looks like on the dash, the master control, which is essentially a lever. there are reports of a passenger seeing a cord wrapped around the lever, but the dot would only say they are looking into that claim. friends of vasquez say they couldn't believe it, calling the veteran "t" employee conscientious. >> he's a friend, an acquaintance, he's a friend.
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doing something wrong. i mean, the equipment is old. they always try to blame the operator for everything. >> nicole: so passengers will be returning here to the red line in braintree. some of them we spoke with say they're going to make sure there is an operator behind the controls. and coming up at 6:30, you'll hear from passengers on board that hundredaway train. live from braintree, nicole oliverio, 7news today the new england. >> christa: happening right now, police are searching for a gunman who shot three people in revere, two are dead, another badly hurt today. let's go to 7's victoria warren. she's on scene with the latest for us. vicki? >> victoria: good morning, christa. there are still a lot of police officers out here. this is still a very active investigation. if you take a live look behind me, you can see they are focusing on this first-floor apartment. they were taking crime scene photos inside a little while ago. this morning we have two people dead and one other person shot in the face. this all happened last night in revere on waite street. the district attorney says a man
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and another man was shot in the face. neighbors say they heard someone yelling for help. they heard some type of a commotion. then they say the building's fire alarms went off. so the neighbors we spoke to say as they were leaving the building, they saw a man on first floor bleeding, so one of the nation ran back inside and called 911. again, we have two victims who died from their injuries. and then another person was rushed to the hospital. what we're being told from neighbors is that a 60-year-old man lives in the first-floor apartment. that man and a woman were visiting him last night. police are trying to piece together what led up to this shooting. at this point there is no word this morning if they've made any arrests. live this morning in revere, victoria warren, 7news today 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: the race for the white house in new hampshire. protesters greet donald trump as he campaigns in portsmouth for the first time since making his controversial comments about muslims. despite all the controversy
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front-runner, trump picked up a police endorsement last night. 7's nick emmons in the control nick? >> nick: sarah, last night was supposed to be a private event where donald trump picked up that key endorsement. instead it turned into a very public protest. [chanting] >> the things i've heard donald trump say on his campaign, the racist intolerance is so disgusting that i can't sit home and do nothing. >> nick: among the anti-trump crowd in portsmouth, this new hampshire muslim, who can't believe a leading presidential candidate wants to ban an entire religious group from coming to the u.s. >> what if donald trump becomes president? we have concentration camps for muslims. for me, to be honest, i wouldn't feel safe if he's president. >> nick: democratic candidate enough. >> i no longer think he's funny. >> nick: on "late night" with seth meyers, the democratic candidate says trump's ideasre dangerous.
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not let muslims into our country really plays right into the hands of the terrorists. and i don't say that lightly, but it does. he's giving them a great propaganda tool. >> nick: one group that says it would be safer, members of a new england police union. >> anybody killing a police officer, death penalty. it's going to happen. okay. >> nick: the union endorsed the billionaire businessman, despite the recent controversy over his proposed plans for muslims. >> this isn't a religious thing. we all bleed blood. i'm not going to get into that. it's ridiculous. nick income trump's lead in new hampshire is still double-digits above his closest competitor. live in the control room, nick emmons, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: thank you, nick. now to the latest on the terror attack in california. divers searching this lake you see here near san bernardino looking for potential evidence. the f.b.i. says the shooters may
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it's unclear if they hope the find weapons or maybe electronics. the two might have used and ditched before or after the attack. syed farook and his wife tashfeen malik shot and killed 14 people at a holiday party last week. the couple was later killed in a shoot-out with politician. federal officials now say farook was in the same social circle as man from california convicted of a terror plot in 2012. they say the friend and three others planned to travel to afghanistan to join forces with al qaeda and attack american troops and bases. >> sarah: a patriots' star back in action. tight end rob gronkowski on the practice field as the team prepares for the texans. 7's jennifer egone live in gillette. jen, this is a good sign considering his frightening fall less than about two weeks ago. >> jennifer: sarah, definitely a good sign. we still don't know if he's going to be playing on sunday, though. the patriots will be back out on the practice field later today.
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familiar face this weekend. a sight for sore eyes for patriots' fans, rob gronkowski with a big brace on his right knee back at practice. it's the first time he's been seen on the field suffering a bad bruise and sprain two weeks ago in denver. whether gronk will play sunday night is still unknown, but we do know that texans' defensive lineman j.j. watt is ready to go despite a broken hand. >> do opposing players know you have an injury? do they go after that at all? >> let 'em try it. opposing players come after me every week. >> jennifer: the pats will also have to deal with old friend vince wilfork, who is playing for houston this season. tom brady posting a picture on facebook write, "throwback to a special moment with a great teammate and friend. take it easy on me this week, individuals." >> those are friends of mine, guys i've been in battle with for a long time. i don't look at it any different going into this game than i do any other game. but who knows. i might feel different on sunday.
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>> jennifer: so most of the players who were injured were back at practice yesterday with the exception of julian edelman, who is still out with a broken foot. we're live in foxborough this morn, jennifer egan, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: watch the game here on 7 on sunday. we get started at 6:30 with our 7 on the sidelines special. at 7:00 it's football night in america, and the game kicks off at 8:30. >> christa: still ahead, from hot holiday gift to banned from the air, the latest fallout for these fiery hover boards. >> sarah: plus a frenzied celebration on the court turns dangerous. a reporter covering the game gets trampled. >> christa: and we head to marlborough to meet this week's class act, a sixth grader, he's so cool, helping kids and children's hospital at the same time. >> danielle: happy friday, everyone. a lot of fog out there. definitely want to allow for some extra time if you're getting ready to hit the road this morning. this is the expressway. it's a slow drive from the braintree split into boston, half an hour.
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>> sarah: 6:15 right now. time to rise and shine. it's a foggy start to the day. matt from chapel hill, chauncy hall school in waltham taking this shot this morning. you can barely see out there. but thank you, matt, for sending in that photo. >> christa: that pretty much sums up the story. i love it. he's probably getting ready for school and obviously a day ahead here. you might want to get away with a light jacket as opposed to a heavier coat. j.r.? >> jeremy: very foggy and also mild.
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mid-morning. clouds will probably linger throughout much of the day. mild today and tomorrow. much cooler on sunday. that's a change to my forecast compared to earlier this week. this map here is showing all sorts of fog. this is a dense fog advisory in effect until 9:00. technically it's not in effect for the worcester hills, but you still have fog out there. it's not luke you have this barrier surrounding you, preventing the fog from showing up in worcester. two-mile visibility worcester, for example. but you notice as you head east, the numbers are even lower, close to zero visibility. boston, beverly, south shore. so route 24, 28, 95, route 44, even in new hampshire, down into the city 93, 95, 128. some fog out there this morning. but it is mild. no freezing fog. sometimes in december you can fog. that's messy. that sets up black ice. we don't have that today. that's the good news. there we have another mild day. storm to our west stays to our west. and that will usher in the mild air all day long really, even
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it will warm into the 50s this afternoon. fog moves out of here mid-morning, but you notice we still have lingering clouds back through new york state. so it will go back and forth. a mix of clouds and sunshine. at times a lot of clouds. at other times partly sunny skies. even with limited sun, numbers are still way above normal. this is more like november than december. the city this afternoon, 56. very close to where we were yesterday. dracut this afternoon at 52. into the worcester hills, the numbers in the lower 50s. and out on the cape and the islands, gnash pee 5, chatham at 54. tonight partly cloudy, patchy fog, mild, 42 to 47. our normal high is 43. that's where we'll be for overnight lows tonight. here's your weekend forecast. saturday starts with some clouds and then partly sunny in the afternoon. a nice, mild day tomorrow. upper 50s to around 60. this is the change unfortunately with a lot of clouds and much cooler. this front i now think will be through boston and pretty much along the mass pike just south of the mass pike. so tomorrow everyone is in the 50s. as the front drops through new
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prevents a warm-up. so boston sunday, 49. nashua 48. but you notice norwood and plymouth and new bedford, upper 50s to around 60, it is a wide range in temps. and it's new england. that's why we love it, right? on 7 forecast, sunday also features cloudy skies. monday clouds with rain in the afternoon. and a warm rain. temps on monday mid and upper 50s. >> christa: variety the spice of life with temperatures. >> jeremy: sure is. >> christa: here's danielle gersh with fast track traffic. probably not great visibility, danielle. >> danielle: look at that. this is the braintree split. you can barely see as you go to get on the expressway. we have some slowing on the roads. let's go to the maps from the split into boston expressway. we're at half an hour. so pretty typical and a lot of reduced visibility out there. route 24, you're starting to slow down northbound at harrison boulevard. also a little slow on 95 as you approach 128. the pike, no major delays, back out to 495. let's head north of town to route 93. you're slowing as you pass over 495.
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then you slow again at 128 on 93 southbound and you're crawling into boston. route 1 looks good, though. take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. the expressway, the split to the tunnel, 26 minutes. no delays on the pike. 12 minutes from 128. 893 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, half an hour. so far the "t" looks good. >> christa: thanks, danielle. friday mornings you like the highlight local students who go above and beyond with sports, act temperaturics or in their community. today we're highlighting a really special kid who is our class act. we're here today because there is a young man who we wanted to recognize who has done a lot to raise money for children's hospital in boston. i wanted to welcome tyler pachullo. tyler has raised $8,000, an
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and this is how he did it, by building a lemonade stand and selling lemonade for three years in a row in marlborough. >> i sell it for 50 cents, but most people don't buy it for 50 cents. some people buy it for like $20 a cup. some people don't want lemonade. they just want to give me money. >> christa: and he didn't do it alone. >> my whole family helps setting up and helps with the lemonade. >> i oversaw and made sure everything was safe, but the kids were the architects and the assemblers of this. >> it's amissing we did this and how much money people donated. >> christa: back when tyler was in fourth grade, he wanted to volunteer to help kids at children's but didn't qualify. >> she said i was too young. >> christa: so that lemonade stand fit the bill. his teachers at at the advanced path and science academy see that helping ability every day.
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he's ready to be a helper. he's ready to jump up. >> christa: tyler says he's ready to keep helping. >> i don't know how long i want the keep doing this for, but hopefully i just raise some money. >> christa: i love when we highlight the younger wunl, too. his lemonade stand is obviously closed for season, but he will be back out there in marlborough in july selling lemonade for kids. >> sarah: if you know a student doing something outtanding in school, sports or their community, please nominate them online at whdh.com. >> christa: 6:21. he played an mit janitor in his breckout movie. now matt damon will play a new role at the prestigious school in cambridge coming up. >> sarah: and caught on people walking on the streets. what caused this dangerous situation? >> christa: and a hero's welcome home to waltham?
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>> jeremy: good morning. welcome back. traveling across the nation, warm air all over the place, chicago, detroit, lower 50s. boston near 60 degrees. down through portions of the south, florida 81, and out on the west coast, you need the rain gear, seattle, san francisco. >> christa: a reporter in iowa is set to undergo surgery after breaking one of his legs during the celebration following the iowa-iowa state basketball game last night. iowa state rallied to win the game 83-82. students stormed the court. during the celebration, a reporter with the "des moines register" was trampled and broke his tibia and fiba. the celtics facing a tall task as they host undefeated goaden state. steph curry and the warrors have won first 23 games of their season. it's not clear whether clay thompson will play after hurting his ankle earlier this week, but
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are a threat to their perfect start. >> they move the ball well. they shoot a lot of threes. and they play tough. they play, you know, with a lot of energy. we know they're an explosive team. watching last night, never out of a game. they have a pretty strong punch, so you have to be ready for 48 minutes, especially on the road. >> christa: and the game starts tonight at 7:30. >> sarah: a patriots' fan in colorado sneaks his love for the team into a company christmas card. the man on the left posing with coworkers decked out in broncos' gear, he managed to get a tiny bit of his pats' gear in the photo. he's holding a pats' logo against his leg. the man says he roots for both teams. by the way, those cards are already in the mail, so no turning back on that one. i wonder how the other people in the photo felt about that. >> christa: that's really sly. >> sarah: put that right there. >> christa: no one will
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returning to his roots. the gig he booked in his hometown. england." >> sarah: good friday morning, everybody. thanks for staying with us. i'm sarah french. >> christa: and i'm christa delcamp. we're waking up and talking about the fog outside, as opposed to the fog in our head, which usually comes around on >> sarah: definitely. >> christa: this is the braintree split, not that you'd necessarily know it out there. j.r.? there. until 9:00. look at this map. all these zeros and one, this is the kind of fog that almost led santa to cancel christmas if it wasn't for rudolph. that's what we face this morning. we have dense fog all over southern new england. and hermie, if you have some dental work meaded, he can help you out, as well. 30s, 40s and 50s. boston at 45. plymouth at 52. so there is no freezing fog. that's the good news there here in the month of december. sometimes that will happen. clouds will be with us once we get rid of the fog, but there will be some sun, as well. temps this afternoon headed for the mid-50s.
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degrees, and 7:00 p.m. heading out to some holiday parties or christmas shopping, temps this evening mild, near 50. >> christa: heading out the door now, you'll want the hear what danielle gersh has to say about traffic. >> danielle: speaking of fog, definitely a lot some extra time if you're getting ready to hit the roads this morning. let's go to the maps. we have some delays to tell you acted. on the pike, looking good from 495 into boston. no red. that's a good sign. where we do have quite a bit of red, north of town, 93 southbound from 128 into boston, you're crawling. route 1 not looking too bad. also some delays south of town. the braintree split into boston expressway northbound, that's 25 minutes. and then south of town, you're slowing on 24 northbound around harrison boulevard. a little slow on 95 northbound as you approach 128, as well. take a look at your drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door this morning. the expressway, the split to the tunnel 24 minutes. into town on the pike not bad. 12 minutes. 3 southbound, 128 to the zakim
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and so far the "t" is on time. back to you, guys. >> christa: now to the day's stop stories. ism police in revere are searching for a suspect in a deadly shooting. it happened late last night in an apartment building on waite street. two people were killed, another person was shot in the face. police have not released the names of the victims. divers searched a lake near the scene of last weekend's terror attack in california looking for potential evidence in a case. the f.b.i. says the two shooters may have spent time at the lake before or after the attack. it's unclear if they hope the find weapons or electronics. the couple may have ditched. >> christa: this morning local and federal agencies are tasked with figuring out what went wrong when a red line train blew through mbta stations with no one at the controls. panicked passengers were pounding on windows and doors trying to get off this runaway train this time yesterday. so passengers today are preparing to board the trains again, no doubt hoping for a smoother ride this morning.
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nicole oliverio. she's in braintree where this all started. she has reaction from riders today. nicole? >> nicole: christa, it was about this time yesterday when passengers had already boarded the train and had stopped somewhere between quincy without any warning and without having any idea that there was no one behind the control. passengers board a red line train, but what they didn't know, no one was behind the controls. when the train mysteriously stopped, several stations later, the lights dimmed and passengers about what was going on. >> there was people trying to break the windows so we could get out. >> nicole: fernanda daly was in the second car trying to stay calm. >> i just decided to be quiet and wait. >> nicole: one passenger on his way to work in the city said the train too off from the platform way too quickly and things only got worse. >> i closed my eyes for a second, next thing you know, we were moving. >> everything was dark. everything was stopped. and we were trying to open the doors and we couldn't. >> nicole: once passengers
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some tried calling the mbta. with them. i called my girlfriend, and she was telling me, oh, maybe someone hijacked the train. i was like, yeah, whatever. >> nicole: another operator boarded the stopped train in quincy and safely took passengers to the j.f.k. stop. >> i was like, wow, we're lucky to the get out of here. it could have been a lot worse. >> nicole: the dot investigating say that it was not a problem with the train, rather human error, and that investigation continues. oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: a korean war soldier who disappeared 65 years ago is finally home this morning. the remains of sergeant robert dakin were greeted by his family and other service members at logan airport on thursday. dakin was killed in action. the military recently identified his remains using d.n.a. testing. his niece says this is an
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>> i stood by my nana. it devastated her. we would talk all the time. she talked with everyone about bobby. he wasn't left behind. you knew who bobby was, all of us kids. and she would be so proud today. she truly would. >> sarah: sergeant dakin's family members are now planning his funeral. >> christa: "the boston globe" planning to move back to a downtown location beginning in january of 2017. the newspaper will operate out of a spot on state street. the "globe" moved out of the downtown area to its current location on morrissey boulevard back in 1958. the paper says reporters will now be within walking distance of the statehouse, city hall and many business headquarters, as well. the mbta may be hitting the brakes on the proposed green line extension project that would bring service to medford and somerville. the agency ended contracts with four firms that were working on the plan. however, officials say that does
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recent projections have put the plan $1 billion over budget. >> sarah: he played an mit janitor in his breakout film "good will hunting." now matt damon is invited to deliver the university's commencement address. the president of mit says they chose the cambridge-born actor for both his hollywood acclaim and his humanitarian work. damon said in a statement that, - "it's an honor to be named commencement speaker "a a school that i could have not gotten into." >> christa: he's come a long way from... what, he played the janitor in that movie? >> sarah: it's been a long time since i watched that movie. i should watch it again. >> christa: it is so awesome. just ahead at 6:37, they're one of the hottest trends of the holiday season, but these explosives hover boards are forcing three airlines the take action. we'll let you know what you need to know if you're flying this holiday season. >> sarah: part of a building comes crashing down, nearly hitting people walking below. >> christa: and we'll listen to some of the first lady's rap song?
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we'll be right back. >> danielle: good morning, everybody. happy friday. route one in saugus, still very hard to see out there. reduced visibility, a lot of fog. allow some extra time if you're headed out this morning. the expressway, the braintree split into boston a half hour. 23 northbound, you're slowing down around harrison boulevard and 93 southbound you're
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>> christa: we're back at 6:41 with a close call caught on camera in london. part of a roof collapsed on to the busy sidewalk below. people were showered with debris, but luckily and amazingly when you look at this, no one was seriously hurt. building inspecteddors blame high winds for that collapse. airlines are now calling for a no-fly zone for one of this year's hottest christmas gifts. the airlines are banning hover boards. the boards are notorious for catching fire because of their
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>> sarah: first lady michelle obama rapping about why everyone should go to college. south side chicago. we all know we had to do overtime every night to make it to tomorrow everyone can make their dream true hey kids listen in, in michigan that could be you >> sarah:mrs. obama started an initiative that encourages young people to make a commitment for a better life by getting a higher education. job. first. i love how she put herself out there. didn't she do the mom dance on "snl," as well? >> she did. as well. >> christa: i see a connection here. 6:42 and know and go is next with the day's top stories, including tom brady's message for former teammate vince the team. >> they've been kissing butt,
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>> sarah: charles barkley goes
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this morning. >> reporter: and gronk back at practice as tom brady has a new message for an old teammate. >> christa: it's so foggy. it's like a movie set behind jen egan at gillette stadium, which except she said. >> sarah: it feels more like october than december, but we'll take it. >> jeremy: exactly. dense fog advisory in effect. that's the case until 9:00 a.m. ones. that's where we'll have the dense fog through the middle part of the morning. certainly your morning commute features the fog. but it is mild. december we can get foggy mornings and then we're concerned about freezing fogs with temp below 32. then you have block ice. not this morning. 30s, 40s and 50s. plymouth at 52. downtown boston 45. storm system passing well to the west of new england has set up a southerly flow. that's why it's mild. but also moisture in the air for the fog. we will scrape the fog out of here mid-morning. a lot of clouds linger through the day.
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mild. temps between 52 and 57. for tonight, partly cloudy, foggy, lows only down into the 40s. here is your weekend forecast,. looking good tomorrow, a lot of clouds. sun in the afternoon, mild. upper 50s. this here is a change since yesterday morning with cloudy skies, upper 40s. i talked about this yesterday with this wavering front. now i think the front is going to be just south of metro boston, and that will make a world of difference to the temperatures. again, tomorrow everybody in the upper 50s. it's a slam dunk. but you notice on sunday with the front down here, the city at 49, nashua 48. south of the front, though, plymouth and new bedford and norwood, still mild, upper 50s to around 60. a lot of clouds for everyone. and rain is into new england by monday afternoon and monday night, but that's a warm rain. temps in the mid-50s. have a great weekend. >> christa: maybe leave a little extra time on the roads, danielle, what do you say? >> danielle: i would say so. this is route one in saugus. hard the believe. you can't see much. you can't see the sign. but you can see the cars and a
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traffic is flowing nicely, although even if it wasn't, you wouldn't be able to see, but it is. route 1 in saugus fine. 93 fine until 128. 128 into boston, you're crawling on 93 southbound. like i mentioned, route 1 looking good. you'll slow down a little bit as you head toward somerville. south of town, we have an accident in raynham. this is on 495 southbound right at route 24. and this is blocking the right lane. route 24, you're slowing down at harrison boulevard. 30 minutes from the braintree split into boston on the expressway. back to you, guys. >> sarah: thanks, danielle. this morning a "t" operator on paid administrative leave after his train left the station without him, sending passengers on an out-of-control trip through several stations. this morning transportation officials are meeting to discuss this incident. >> christa: and they're looking at operator error as a possible cause here. let's go out live with more on the driver and what he was doing before the train took off. here's 7's nicole oliverio.
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exactly what the department of transportation is trying to figure out. they did say the operator was trying to fix the train and he did have permission to get off board, however, governor baker says something inside that train was tampered with that allowed it to take off without a conductor behind the helm. now, right now 52-year-old david vasquez of canton, he was supposed to be the operator on thread line train yesterday. he's being held on paid administrative leave while this investigation is going on. he's a 28-year veteran of the mbta. now, the red line train took off from braintree early thursday morning with about 50 passengers, but missing its conductor. "t" workers noticed the problem within six minutes and cut power to the six-car train the make it stop, but not until it had already gone six miles and through several stations. now, the state transportation c.e.o. says that the red line train was set to leave braintree and there was a signal issue that prevented the strain from starting up. the operator got permission the
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switch to bypass the signal. we spoke with a friend of vasquez who says he is a very conscientious worker. >> he's a friend and acquaintance. he's a friend. i can't picture this guy doing something wrong. i mean, the equipment is old. they always try to blame the operators for everything. >> we have procedures in place to make sure our passengers are safe and feel safe. we failed our passengers. >> nicole: now the dot is looking into a claim that a passenger saw a cord wrapped around the will every on the master control dashboard of that train. dot says they aren't sure yet if that is true. again, the operator is now on paid administrative leave. we're live in braintree, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: 6:50 a.m. right now detectives in revere are searching for a shooter who left two people dead and another fighting for their life. 7's victoria warren is live now
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>> victoria: good morning, sarah. revere police have been out here all night long. it doesn't look like they're going anywhere any time soon focusing on this first floor apartment, taking crime scene photos. we have two people who died last night and one other person who was shot in the face. that person was rushed to the hospital. this all happened last night in revere on wade street. the district attorney says a man and a woman were shot and killed and another man was shot in the face. neighbors say they heard some yelling. they heard some commotion. and then they heard somebody almost gasping for breath yelling, "help." then they say the building's fire alarms went off. as they were leaving, they found this man who had been shot and bleeding. 911. shortly thereafter. we can tell you from neighbors that a 60-year-old man lived in the first floor apartment and that neighbors say this other man and woman were visiting that man. so police are trying to put together all these relationships shooting this morning. so far there are no arrests.
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victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: breaking overnight, a medical helicopter crashes in california killing four people. police say the helicopter was flying to a hospital only ten minutes away. on board was a pilot, nurse, paramedic and a patient. the crash happened in dense fog in an area known to have overhead power lines. >> christa: also breaking overnight, the first group of syrian refugees settling in canada. the group going through a medical screening in beirut, lebanon, on thursday, before boarding their flight. canada has pledged to resettle 25,000 syrian refugees by the end of february. and in the race for the white house, donald trump greeted by protesters up in new hampshire after his controversial comments while also picking up a police endorsement. let's go to 7's nick emmons in the control room. nick? >> nick: christa, last night was supposed to be a private event where donald trump picked up that endorsement. instead it turned out to be a public protest outside.
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remains under fire for his controversial proposal to ban muslims from entering the u.s. people protested outside the event chanting things like trump is hitler. well, at the event a new england police union unanimously voted to endorse trump. if elected, trump said anyone who kills an officer would get the death penalty. the union says despite trump's controversial comments on muslims, he has its full support. >> this isn't a religious thing. this is a law enforcement... we all bleed blue. so i'm not going to get into threat rick. that's ridiculous. >> the things i've heard donald trump say on his campaign, the racist intolerance is so and do nothing. >> what if donald trump becomes president? we will have concentration camps for muslims. for me to be honest, i wouldn't feel safe if he's president. >> nick: despite that, according to a new poll out this morning, trump's lead in new
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ahead of his closest competitor. in the control room, nick emmons, 7news "today in new england." >> christa:. >> sarah: nba analyst charles barkley going on a respect against donald trump and national election coverage. it came after someone on twitter compared him to trump saying they both talk a lot. >> to lump all hispanics together, that was insulting. now lump all the muslims together, that's even more insulting. it's sad to watch every time he insults people and his poll numbers go up. and to be honest, cnn has didn't an awful job in election, but they've been kissing butt, chasing ratings, and it's been sad and frustrating that our company has sold their soul for ratings. >> sarah: barkley works for tnt, which is owned by the same company as cnn. >> christa: patriots star rob gronkowski back on the practice field after bruising his knee.
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here's 7's jennifer egan. she's live at gillette. hopefully this is a good sign, but i'm not sure. i guess, jen. >> jennifer: christa, it seems like a good sign. we still don't know if gronk will be playing during the game on sunday. yesterday gronk wore a brace on his right knee, which was injured back on november 29th. he was limited during thursday's practice. it was first time number 87 has been seen on the field since suffering a bad bruise and sprain two weeks ago in denver. later today we will likely learn more about gronk's status for sunday's game in houston when the team releases its injury reports. the texans also have a big player dealing with injury. all-pro defensive end j.j. watt injured his left hand during practice on wednesday. watt has a cast on that hand, but despite the injury, he says he will not miss sunday night's game. as for the patriots, they will be back on the practice field later today. live on foxborough, jennifer egan, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: and tom brady reaching out to his old friend
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wilfork now plays for houston. last night brady posted this picture from last area's super bowl with the caption throwback thursday to a special moment friend. vince. sunday. we'll get you started at 6:30 with our 7 on the sidelines special. at 7:00 it's football night in at 8:30. and like tom brady to vince wilfork, we'll ask our viewers to take it easy on us come monday morning. >> sarah: we'll be up late. >> christa: we'll be bleary-eyed after watching the pats, i think. >> sarah: it's what you do in patriot nation. >> jeremy: boston zero visibility. bedford zero visibility. dense fog. 30s, 40s and 50s. the city at 45. bedford 38. 7 on 7 forecast, quiet through the weekend in terms of storminess. great for holiday shopping and
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monday of next week, rain monday night. >> sarah: i'm sarah french.
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